Attorney stole clients and fiddled with bills, claims law firm

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Attorney stole clients and fiddled with bills, claims law firm

She allegedly swiped client files to set up her own firm, and now her ex-employer has taken the fight to court

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A Durban attorney has been slapped with a court interdict to immediately return about 300 client files she allegedly stole “in a clandestine manner” from her former employer ahead of her resignation to set up her own law firm.

Storm Moore, who was a senior associate at Eversheds Sutherland KZN, has also been accused of fiddling with the company’s billing system, terminating mandates in her favour in contingency matters where Eversheds had carried costs upfront, and making a misrepresentation to the Road Accident Fund in an attempt to get an award paid to her new company instead of Eversheds.

The urgent application brought by the Umhlanga Ridge-based law firm came before acting judge Murray Pitman on Friday...

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